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Harvard equine therapy program helps save veterans, wild mustangs

HARVARD – Before Army veteran Mitchell Hedund visited BraveHearts, he was scared of horses. This week, he and nine other veterans will tame ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:07 am

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 am

Natives Haven nursery in Harvard 'like you're in somebody's garden'

HARVARD – Sitting atop 6.25 acres, the newly opened nursery Natives Haven offers its visitors a scenic alternative to traditional flower sho ...
July 20, 2016 - 12:10 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Harvard Garden continues to produce after 20 years

HARVARD – The Harvard Garden, a community project started 20 years ago, continues to produce for local residents in need.“It started out sma ...
July 19, 2016 - 6:43 am

Harvard-area crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

HARVARD – A 51-year-old Crystal Lake man was transported to the hospital after his pickup truck hit a utility pole Monday, officials said.Ha ...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00 am

Harvard WWII veteran gets parade after National Veterans Golden Age Games wins

HARVARD – When Chester Parks came home to Harvard after winning two gold medals and a silver in the 30th annual National Veterans Golden Age ...
July 14, 2016 - 12:51 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Harvard police reports for Saturday, July 9, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 9, 2016 - 9:00 am

Missing Lake Geneva woman found, police say

A missing 81-year-old Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, woman has been found, according to police.Laurel Herich was found safe in Delavan, Wisconsin, ...
July 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Harvard police to host National Night Out event in August

HARVARD – The Harvard Police Department will be one of more than 16,000 communities to participate in National Night Out.The event is sponso ...
July 5, 2016 - 12:31 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

The Land Conservancy aims to buy property with 300-year-old oak tree

BULL VALLEY – At Clark Farm near Bull Valley, an estimated 300- to 350-year-old bur oak tree that has a trunk nearly five feet in diameter s ...
July 4, 2016 - 8:31 am

Harvard police reports for Sunday, July 3, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 14, 2016 - 10:14 am

88-year-old Harvard WWII veteran to compete in national swimming competition

HARVARD – When Chester Parks competes in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, he expects to win. The 88-year-old Harvard resident and Wo ...
July 13, 2016 - 2:20 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Decide for yourself about cancer treaments

Don’t you wish that “they” would finally find a cure for cancer. I’m pretty sure everyone would say yes. We probably all have been affected ...
July 2, 2016 - 5:30 am

Harvard police reports for Friday, July 1, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 2, 2016 - 12:18 am

Excitement builds for inaugural Harvard Balloon Fest coming Labor Day weekend

Looking to draw more visitors to town, Harvard is bringing in hot air balloons for Labor Day weekend. As suggested by city alderman Mike Ke ...
July 1, 2016 - 9:18 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Harvard man cited after crash

HARVARD – One man was cited after his pickup truck rolled over into a field near Harvard, police said.The Harvard Fire Protection District r ...
June 29, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Harvard-area rollover crash sends man to hospital, fire official says

HARVARD – A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after his pickup truck rolled over into a field near Harvard, a fire official said.Harvard ...
June 28, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Man who fatally shot Harvard store owner wants new trial

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge is considering prosecutors’ request to dismiss an appeal from a man convicted of killing a Harvard store ...
June 28, 2016 - 12:28 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard woman faces felonies after police seize crack cocaine, marijuana

HARVARD – A Harvard woman faces multiple felony drug charges after police said they seized about $300 worth of crack cocaine and marijuana d ...
June 24, 2016 - 1:05 am

Harvard man injured after car crashes into creek, police say

HARVARD – A 48-year-old Harvard man was taken to an area hospital Tuesday after he crashed into a creek, a police official said.The driver w ...
June 23, 2016 - 12:32 am

Streit Road reopens west of Pagles Road near Harvard, dispatcher says

HARVARD – Streit Road west of Pagles Road outside of Harvard has reopened, a McHenry County Sheriff's Office dispatcher said.Drivers were ad ...
June 22, 2016 - 12:06 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Hebron trustee boycotts meeting, pledges to do so until John Jacobson leaves office

HEBRON – While all Hebron trustees were present at Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, one was sitting in the audience. Trustee Drew Georgi fo ...
June 21, 2016 - 12:09 am

Pedestrian killed by train in Woodstock, Metra says

WOODSTOCK – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Monday evening in Woodstock, a Metra spokesman said.Metra spokesman Tom Miller sai ...
June 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County auditor, fed-up neighbors ask for shooting ordinance over backyard shooting ranges

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer left her rural Union home to the sound of neighbors shooting, as they had done the three previous weekends ...
June 21, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Woodstock man charged in Belvidere robberies is suspect in area bank robberies

BELVIDERE – A Woodstock man has been arrested in connection with two Belvidere robberies, and officials are investigating whether he is resp ...
June 17, 2016 - 11:42 pm

Woman transported to hospital after Harvard rollover crash

HARVARD – A woman was taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening after a rollover crash Thursday, a fire ...
June 16, 2016 - 5:36 pm

Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after Harvard crash

HARVARD – A man was airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Harvard, a fi ...
June 12, 2016 - 7:40 am

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